I went outside and spotted a medium sized wallaby doing some lawn maintenance.
I grabbed the camera and was just about to click the shutter release when it was spooked by a noise from the forest.
Yet another cassowary in the garden. I’m going to miss these when we move back home.
Cassowary having a dog-like shake of the feathers.
And off. They don’t stay long because we don’t feed them. A fed cassowary is a dead cassowary.
Goanna in the garden
A fine specimen stomping through the garden and searching for breakfast. This big boy is about 1.5m (4 foot) long.
The usual stuff about taking photos through a fly screen applies. Click the thumbnail image for a much larger version, as always.
Luckily this was on the outside of the car as it arrived in my peripheral vision:
We had a visitor to the garden today. The cats weren’t impressed as they have never seen a bird this big before and only two feet away from their just-about-to-pop-out eyes.
Photo quality is a bit lacking as the shots were taken through either glass or flyscreen.
I could have gone outside but human contact with these magnificent creatures is not good. As our local vet says, if you humanise them they end up as Mission Beach cassowaries. They will have little fear of humans and that can lead them into gardens with dogs. This doesn’t end well.
This one is just entering adulthood and has the beginnings of some colour on the nape. No sign of the wattle or casque yet.
Shiny bike in the rainforest.
Note to self: Buy a proper drink bottle holder.